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Flutist Sergio Pallottelli to perform Oct. 17
By David West

NATCHITOCHES – Flutist Sergio Pallottelli will present a recital Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. The Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University is sponsoring the recital.

Pallottelli will perform works by Bach, Marin Marais, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Omar Acosta, Pixinguinha and Paquito d’Rivera along with a Colombian folk tune.

Pallottelli has performed throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Australia. He is equally at home playing and teaching music from the Baroque to our time, as well as music of South and Central America. For many years he performed with Solisti St.Francis, a baroque ensemble he co-founded which performs on modern instruments, of which he was a cofounder.

He started The Evans Pianos Concert Series in New Haven, Conn., featuring
evenings of chamber music performed in the intimate setting of a refined piano shop. For five years he was director and faculty for the “Ransom Wilson” flute summer course, held in Pallottelli’s childhood Tuscan town of Monterchi.

Having toured Central America and South America for more than a decade, he has developed a deep passion for the music of Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela. Performing music of our time plays an important role in Pallottelli’s career as it is a living continuation of history and musical development; he frequently collaborates with composers to increase the repertoire for the flute and has premiered several new works for the instrument. Most recently he has performed new works by John Orfe, David Heetderks, Roger Stubblefield, Jeffrey Harrington and Jose Lezcano.

Pallottelli regularly plays in duo with violinist Joanna Becker. They adapt music for the combination, as well as commissioning new works and seeking out off-the-beaten-path repertoire.

In 2012-13, he will also perform recitals and chamber music collaborations in Houston, Asheville, N.C., Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, New Haven and Seattle, as well as international engagements in South America and Italy. In high demand as a teacher, he will give master classes at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and Baylor University and Middle Tennessee State University. Outside of the United States he will be a guest performer and teacher at the International Flute Festivals of Peru, Costa Rica and Ecuador.

Pallottelli holds performance degrees from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Music in Milan, Italy, the University of Utah and the Yale School of Music.